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LONDON’S GETTING WORSE

By Pete Moore On February 27th, 2019 at 6:42 pm

I’ve told you, this is a one-way journey to Johannesburg,

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in east London amid a wave of violence in the capital […]

He is the fifth person to be stabbed to death in London in the past nine days after a series of non-fatal knife attacks across the capital on Tuesday.

Zamirullah Stanikzai, 21, who works in a phone shop close to where the incident took place, said he saw two men brandishing knives. “I saw people running up and down the station when I went out,” he said.

I know Ilford. It’s not da ‘hood n ting blud, it’s the eastern suburbs. I used to knock around there. It was ok, nice houses, suburban niceness. Now it’s immigrants, “phone shops” (always a sign of urban decline) and the inevitable stabbings. And it’s only going to get worse.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

By Mahons On February 27th, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s disgraced long time lawyer, will testify before Congress today.
In his opening statement he will refer to ghe President as a liar, a con man and a cheat.
He will also offer things we do not all know.
He will confirm the sordid Stormy Daniels payoff, the Trump lies about his business interest in Russia, and the President’s knowledge of Roger Stone’s shenanigans with Wiki Leaks. Apparently he will produce documents supporting his claims. And admit to his own lies and enabling of the President’s conduct.
Cohen is a rat and a fink. No one should admire him. And his testimony should rightly be challenged where appropriate. But he has now no longer anything to gain. His sentence cant be reduced by what he says (it could in fact be lengthened).
When dealing with criminal organizations, one often has to turn to stool pigeons and tainted witnesses to get to the truth. Bad guys dont usually keep a Saint amongst themselves.
The President? He will be in Vietnam (who knew bone spurs healed after 40 years?) creating a distraction with a communist dictator whose weapons program is undiminished. His political emergency that he claimed is a national emergency of building his wall is facing significant Congressional opposition.

He’ll no doubt tweet unpleasant things about Cohen and his testimony. But he has to know that just like with the Wizard of Oz, people are ultimately going to see the man behind the curtain.

NEVER – EVER – TRUST THE TORIES

By Pete Moore On February 26th, 2019 at 6:21 pm

The coup is just about in. Theresa May has stated in public, 108 times, that we leave the EU on 29th March. To no-one’s surprise, today she reneged.

She will put her BRINO deal back to the Commons on 12th March. If it’s again voted down, MPs will have a vote on 13th March to accept or reject leaving with no withdrawal agreement. If they reject no-deal, on 14th March they will have a vote on whether or not to extend Article 50.

She reneged because she’s a coward and a liar. Her tactic is to force democratic MP’s – those who accept the will of the people – into voting for her terrible deal on 12th March. I hope they tell her to get stuffed. It’ll lead to an extension, as anti-democrats call overturning the will of the people. In the longer term it’ll lead to the break up of the Tory and Labour parties.

May has left the people with no option. Our votes don’t matter. Our voice doesn’t matter. The people don’t matter. That’s what thwarting Brexit, or a second referendum, says to almost 17.5 million voters. It says that the people are literally nothing. So we will have to make alternative arrangements. The people are sovereign, not ineffably corrupt MPs who serve their paymasters.

Waltzing Matilda

By Mahons On February 26th, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Cardinal Pell of Australia has been convicted of sexual abuse of two children. He was the top prelate in Australia and a top financial advisor to the Vatican. A strident cleric whose reactionary views allowed him to rise in the Church hierarchy. One of the two choirboys provided testimony against him. The other had died by tragic means, one could expect pushed in great part in that direction by this evil man’s abuse.
By the way, he hasnt yet been defrocked, though that seems inevitable now. The downfall of two Cardinals in less than two weeks is not shocking, but is certainly demoralizing. On the heels of the Vatican’s very public yet little substance conference it reinforces my belief that no remedy will come from the Church itself.
I choose Waltzing Matilda as a title for its sense of lost innocence and nostagia. Perhaps another Australian song would be more appropriate: Highway to Hell.

When the Brainwashed meet the Corrupt

By Patrick Van Roy On February 26th, 2019 at 3:15 am

EUROZONE IN GERMAN RACKET SHOCKER

By Pete Moore On February 25th, 2019 at 9:51 pm

That study ought to have taken at least a few minutes to compile. The currency is called the Euro, but it’s the Deutschmark rolled out across the Eurozone. It was designed to aid German industry and exports. The cost has also been exported to southern Europe, where the people are saddled with a currency which is overvalued for their productivity. Hence the tens of millions of permanent unemployed.

HOW MANY TANKS DOES THE UN HAVE?

By Pete Moore On February 25th, 2019 at 6:50 pm

The UK should end its control of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean “as rapidly as possible”, the UN’s highest court has said.

That by a Somali judge, if you can believe it. It’s not a binding decision. It’s political posturing. Diego Garcia, one of the Chagos Islands, hosts a vast US military base from which much of the Middle East, Asia and Africa is within reach. That means that the islands aren’t changing hands anytime soon.

HEZBOLLAH TO BE BANNED IN UK

By Pete Moore On February 25th, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Hezbollah’s military wing is a proscribed terrorist group in the UK. It’s expected that the military (“terrorist”) wing will be proscribed on Friday. All flags and insignia will be banned, and support for Hezbollah will carry up to 10 years in prison. So that means no more chumming up to Hezbollah “friends” in Parliament for the magic grandad –

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BACKSTOP

By Pete Moore On February 24th, 2019 at 8:38 pm

I’m grateful to the arrogant Irishmen and women who have revealed what the backstop is all about – keeping us as a captive market, in perpetuity, for corrupt and inefficient EU producers –

“Must not be allowed”

These arrogant cocks can go do one. Voting to leave the EU was a decision to distance ourselves from these corrupt bastards. If we want to buy Argentinian beef instead of Irish beef then that’s what we’ll do. And they can go do one again.

WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WE WERE VOTING FOR

By Pete Moore On February 24th, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Oh noes, how will we cope?

@timeshighered

“A bad Brexit could cut off access to a crucial feminist scholarly resource”

You low-wage shelf stackers in Bolton, you ex-miners in Wales, you Sunderland housewives: see what you’ve done? You listened to Brexiteers, the pied-pipers who hoodwinked you. So you selfishly voted for your families and communities without a thought for middle class feminists in London. I’m disgusted. The costs of Brexit are mounting.